Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Decorative Sock Cuffs

Latvian Twist Edge:
Cast on 60 stitches.
Knit 3 rows flat back and forth in garter stitch.
*k4, rotate the left hand needle under the cast-on edge and then behind and over the top of the right hand needle to where the stitches are ready to be knit again*, repeat between * to the end.

Join in the round and knit socks in your favorite way.

Picot Edge
K 6 rnds in stockinette stitch
*K2tog, yo; repeat from * to end of round.
K 6 more rounds in stockinette.

Fold facing along picot edge to inside of sock and attach as follows: Pick up the edge of the first cast on stitch and knit this together with the first stitch on the needle. Continue to end of round.

Ruffle Edge
Cast on 4 times the number of stitches that your pattern calls for.
Row 1: Knit 2 together across the row
Row 2: Purl 2 together across the row

Crochet Picot Edge:
With crochet hook size 3.5 mm/E/4, beg mid back: 1 sc, * 3 ch, 1 dc in the first ch, skip approx. 1/2", 1 sc in next st ,

repeat from * and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.

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